We are pleased to announce that we are potty training ambassadors for HUGGIES® Pull-Ups® and we have been having great fun (mostly!) while starting Littlest’s journey to wearing ‘big girl’ pants full-time. With the help of their expert, child psychologist and mother of four, Dr Heather Wittenberg, Huggies have pulled together the most practical and helpful tips to help your child feel confident with potty training. We have known that Littlest has been ready for some time, as she has been showing all 8 Signs of Readiness from the Huggies 6 Steps to Potty Training Success program.
The team at Huggies sent us a brilliant box of goodies to get us enthusiastic about starting our journey. (And my goodness, did it work. I think the bag and stickers alone will thrill Littlest for weeks to come!) Each item will help to support the steps in our potty training journey.
The 6 Steps to Potty Training Success
We know that children who have a good positive potty training experience are more likely to have greater self-confidence, feelings of self-control, and overall sense of achievement. The unique learning features of HUGGIES® Pull-Ups® allow your child to practise independence and self-control, with the right level of protection for when little accidents happen as they learn.
‘I see’ – wetness indicator fades when wet encouraging tots to stay dry
‘I feel’ – the unique learning layer briefly mimics the feeling of real wet underwear helping tots recognise that they have had an accident
‘I do’ – Super soft and stretchy sides let little hands practise pulling pants up and down
When used in conjunction with these 6 steps, HUGGIES® Pull-Ups® ensure that your little one will feel confident and safe while learning to use the potty –
Supporting the 6 Steps
Littlest loves pink, princesses and everything Disney. This is not something that I have particularly encouraged (We try to avoid gender stereotypes where we can) but I have given her freedom to choose the clothes and toys that she likes. She was absolutely mesmerised when we opened our Huggies goodies. We received some lovely items to help support each of the six steps. The reward stickers and princess Pull-Ups meant that Littlest was keen to ditch the nappies and start practising right away. She insisted on filling her back-back up with stickers and Pull-Ups and headed off into the sunset with them.
The soap and timer are really useful tools for establishing a routine and practising too. We also received a pink Minnie Mouse Potty and Step which are Littlest’s new favourite possessions.
Learning Wet from Dry
Step 4 on the Huggies 6 Steps to Potty Training Success is helping your child to learn the difference between wet and dry. Huggies Pull-Ups have two great features that help your child to understand the difference – without any mess! The Learning Layer in daytime Pull-Ups briefly mimics the feeling of real wet underwear without the mess and the wetness indicator gives your little one a visual sign to go along with the feeling of wetness.
Littlest and I did some experimenting in the garden, (and water play – always a huge hit!) in order to learn about wet and dry and put the pull-ups through their paces.
It was interesting to compare the feel of the Day and Night Pull-Ups. The day Pull-Ups have the Learning Layer and the night ones do not. The difference in the feeling of moisture was very clear. HUGGIES® Day-Time Pull-Ups® will let your little one know they are wet, without the mess, while the Night-Time Pull-Ups keep them feeling dry for comfort at night.
Littlest also loved watching the wetness indicator disappear as she poured the water into the Pull-Ups. As it happens, we have not yet seen the wetness indicator work in real
Our Successes So Far
I am so proud of Littlest. She has taken to potty training like a true pro. We had one or two accidents on her first day but since then she has been pretty much entirely dry. The items we received from Huggies have definitely helped to get her enthusiastic and confident about training. We are ready to move on to the next step this week – trying some pants during the day.
Soon, we will be ready to start Step 5, and start training in the night. Littlest has just moved from a cot to a toddler bed. Our Huggies goodies contained some great items to help build her confidence for potty training success at night too. She is still very anxious about getting up at night to use the potty. I am confident that these items will help –
We will be updating soon with news on our progress, both with big girl pants and night time training. Look out for our news in a few weeks’ time. In the mean time, you can find out all about the 6 Steps to Potty Success at pottytraining.co.uk.
Please note, this post is in collaboration with Huggies Pull-Ups.
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